Take that week, it’s Friday now which means we’ve basically got you in the bag. Sure you threw some real curve balls our way, like the incessant morning rain and some of the most depressing current affairs we’ve read about in ages, but we kept our heads held high and we reckon we made the best of you. To celebrate we’ve done a podcast (that’s an exaggeration, we do one every week) and it’s packed full of the finest light-hearted art and design chat you ever did bleedin’ hear. We’re on top of our game! (mostly)
Section one saw us discussing Damien Hirst’s uncharacteristically controversy-free appearance on Desert Island Discs, taking a quick look at this week’s Hall of Femmes conference in Stockholm, and wondering whether the World Press Photo of the Year winner could possibly be a fake. We also touched on the ridiculous story of a former V&A curator who spent 40 years stealing from the museum’s vast archive and the recent posters commissioned by Art On The Underground.
First we talked about Tate Britain’s recent decision to remove their explanatory panels in the gallery, reducing the amount of information that visitors have immediate access to. The move comes as part of a large-scale overhaul of Tate Britain’s curation policy. And in honour of Will and Rob’s day spent in a secret bunker judging this year’s D&AD student awards, and the launch of our very own Graduates awards, we wondered if there really is a fair way to judge and award student work.
- Take the Jack Sachs animated tour of the Tate Britain, and meet his odd CG characters along the way
- The effortlessly lovely hand-drawn illustrations of Paula Bulling
- Kii Monroe Arens' delicious gig posters
- Alex Paulus’ paintings are full of misshapen characters in odd situations
- Taiwanese graphic designer Wang Zhi-Hong’s sublime cover designs
- Carmel Buckley and Mark Harris dissect the album covers of calypso singer Mighty Sparrow
- Wes Anderson directs H&M Christmas advert starring Adrien Brody
- The New Look: Looking back at Roundel’s 1980s identity design for British Rail’s Railfreight
- Discussing cinema with Laura Marling on her directorial debut, Soothing
- London’s first crisp restaurant, Hipchips, launches with branding by Ragged Edge
- Richard Sandler’s street photography conveys the intricacies of city life
- A "stress opus" from cartoonist Nadine Redlich